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Falling for the CEO

(Stanton Family #1)

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  372 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Finance genius Meredith Klaus prefers numbers to people, especially around the holidays. At least the large sum of money thats mysteriously vanished from the company accounts will distract her from the ghosts of Christmases past. Until her sexy boss asks her to be his last-minute date to a fundraiser gala, that is, and the promise of a special evening calls to something ...more
ebook, 120 pages
Published November 25th 2013 by Entangled: Select Contemporary
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SB*needs low angst books*

This had so much potential to be better.

This is about Meredith who is very insecure and clumsy. She is working for Andrew and because of a financial mishap and a recently single Andrew they get to know each other better and so begins them starting to feel things for each other.

The problem was because of the length it was a HFN ending which wasn't very satisfying. The one sex scene was good start but with horrible ending. Why would you have a sex scene that doesn't end well when it's the
Penny Watson
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars, rounded up.

LOVED it! Adorable holiday novella.
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Dina by: Penny Watson
3 1/2 stars (rounded up to 4 stars, because it's the holidays and I'm not a scrooge)
Stacy Reid
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It was a pretty quick read, but it kept me engaged for the entire time I was snuggled with my kindle.
I loved Meredith. There was something gentle about her appeal, but it was that hint of steel that underlay the softness that tantalized. That same steel that allowed her to dare to reach for something more and to hold onto it. And of course the fact that she lusted after her CEO the very person she dared for. She is kinda klutzy and I could so identify with that. My
R.J. Garside
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure that I was going to like this story when I first started to read, but the more I read, the more i loved it. It feels like a modern day Cinderella story. After the first chapter, I couldn't put it down. I had to stay up and finish it before bed because it was just so good! The characters are so well written and the story is just so heart warming. The heroine, Meredith Klaus is the classic Finance genius and her sexy boss Andrew Stanton. When a large sum of money disappears from the ...more
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book has to be one of the sweetest books I have read. Even though the love scene was spicy and hot, the overall feel of the book for me was heart melting. The relationship between Andrew and Meredith started with a mutual respect and admiration, only to blossom. I loved the gentleness and tender way Andrew treated Meredith. And it was fantastic to watch Meredith come out of her shell to become the woman she always wanted to be. This was a great quick Christmas story that just makes you feel ...more
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this book from the start. It wasn't what I was expecting it was better. It had my 2 favorite things love and Christmas. I hope we get to see more of Andrew and Meredith. I will definitely be reading more books by Audra North.

This was a case of too much, too fast. But it was an otherwise nice story.
Nov 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
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I really enjoyed this story by Audra North. Meredith Klaus works for Andrew Stanton at Harbor Technologies for the past three months, she is the Chief Financial Officer. Meredith is walking to Andrews office to give him a little bit of bad news when she overhears him on the phone with his ex-girlfriend. Meredith in an effort to give him privacy trips and drops her laptop on her foot. Andrew notices

Making a list, checking it twice

Meredith Klaus is thirty-one years old, klutzy, socially awkward and she's in lust with her boss, Andrew Stanton. A problem with missing funds for the Christmas bonus is the perfect excuse for Andrew to work closely with her for the week leading up to the gala. In that short period of time, he learns a few things about his shy CFO.
Hasn't anyone ever done something for you just because you're a human being? You know, simple kindness?"

He had meant it to be
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I enjoy stories like this where we see a character undergo a metamorphosis of sorts, but what I loved about this book is the hero began to notice the behaviors in the heroine and made it possible for her to grow. Falling For The CEO is an engaging and sensual story that will have your cheering for the heroine and wishing the hero was yours to keep.

Sometimes you just relate to a character when you
Nov 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, read-2013
Falling for the CEO is a sexy Christmas novella with a slight geek to chic vibe. Meredith is the new CFO for Andrew's company. She's great at what she does, but she has absolutely no confidence in her self. She was picked on as a kid for being clumsy and because her last name is Klaus. On top of that, when she was 9 her parents were killed a car accident, after which she was bounced from foster home to foster home. She's learned to never ask for anything for herself, and she's still a total ...more
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Falling for the CEO by Audra North is a sexy, nicely written novella about a heroine that finally comes into her own with the help of a little inspiration and the magic of the holiday season.

Finance guru Meredith Klaus lost her parents in a tragic auto accident on Christmas Eve when she was only nine years old. Needless to say, sadness and anguish has shrouded any happiness during the holidays. The remainder of her childhood was spent in the foster care system, where she grew up unloved and
* Received ARC for an honest review

Falling for the CEO is a novella that story revolves around Meredith and Andrew. Meredith works as CFO for Andrew's company. Meredith is use to being ignored or forgotten due to her past. Her parents were killed when she was young and she had no family. Andrew is a CEO but he also cares a great deal about giving back to the community. He makes that a mission in his company. Though Meredith has certainly noticed Andrew, Andrew begins to notice Meredith as they
Nov 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Falling for the CEO is a sweet, romantic story about a smart and clumsy woman falling for her boss. Meredith is naturally beautiful but she hides her looks behind unattractive glasses, frumpy clothes and a severe hairstyle. Andrew, her boss, has always thought that there was more to Meredith underneath the frumpiness but because hes her boss, he wouldnt cross that line. When Andrew asks Meredith to accompany him to an event, he realizes that he was right about there being more to Meredith than ...more
The first thing I noticed about this book was the names of the characters. We have Ms. Klaus and the Santa CEO. It seemed a bit cheesey at first, but even the characters make light of it in the story, which made it awesome instead. I really liked Meredith and her adorable awkwardness. She was so far from perfect, being clumsy and introverted, that you can't help but love her. Andrew really is everything that you could ask for in a guy - he was too perfect. I kept trying to find the flaw that ...more
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Friends
Her last name is Klaus and he is the Santa CEO. What a combo. This was a lovely quick read right along the Cinderella path. She's awkward and geeky, he's hot and sexy and makes her dreams come true. Honestly they both save each other I think and that's what made me latch on to the story and not want to put it down. I'm not normally a Cinderella story kinda girl. But I fell in love with the Characters and how her boss brought her out of her shell, but also showed that big Corporations need to ...more
Mariana Bezerra
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Im loving these Entangled novellas and now they launched a new line with only fast and sweet romances. This was my first read and I loved meeting Meredith and Andrew. They are completely different people and work together, but we can clearly see that theres more between those two than just working space. This was such a sad story, but they made it work really well. Meredith needed to let a little and enjoy life, so Andrew was perfect to introduce her into this new world and he was very ...more
May 30, 2016 rated it liked it
3,5 stars

Meredith Klaus is a capable CFO but also a klutz. I loved the opening scene that immediately made my me like her. Andrew Stanton is the CEO she falls for.

FALLING FOR THE CEO is a short and enjoyable ugly duckling/Cinderella story. I liked Meredith and Andrew and would have loved to spend more time with them. It was funny, hot and emotional and though it was short I did get a feeling for the characters' backgrounds and back stories.
A charming holiday romance. The author's tagline Strong Women. Smart Men. Great stuff. No Man hos! A wonderful accident prone genius heroine and a hero who genuinely likes her and great sexual chemistry. Underlaying this little novella is emotionial truths and character growth that really makes this quick read a jewel.

Lovely stuff!

I hate the title though. It is forgettable and makes it seem like another lame billionaire book. Sigh. Can't have it all.
Melissa Kendall
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
I lovely me an oblivious boss/awkward co worker story and this one definitely delivered.

Meredith is a shy unassuming wallflower who has managed to make it to her thirties in one piece event though she has had a tough life. One sigh from Meredith and Andrew's world is turned upside down. I really enjoyed how this story played out but i'm not going to say too much because i don't want to ruin it. This was a sexy read in a sort of unassuming way.

Overall i give this 4 out of 5
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, entangled
This was a sweet book about falling in love with your boss and vice versa. It reminded me of the fairy tale Cinderella. :) I liked watching Meredith turn from the shy wallflower to the sexy woman who tells Andrew what she wants. And I loved the way Andrew treated her so sweetly! A great Christmas read!
*ARC received from publisher
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Meredith never thought she would want anyone as much as she wants Andrew,but he is her boss and when he asks her to attend a gala with him,she takes this opportunity to get him but she is too shy and reserved ,can she overcome it and get what she wants ?And will Andrew give it to her!

I really like the story,it was short,fast paced and the characters were quite entertaining!

Rating - 3.5!
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Christmas Novella! but more than that... giving, confidence. just pretty lovely.
it was indeed a good novella because it was all about not neglecting oneself. voice your voice for what you want, what you deserve. giving because you have, sharing also.
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars
Drea M
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Short and sweet story about about a CEO who falls for his awkward, down-to-earth CFO. It was a quick, enjoyable read.
Betsy :D
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A short read but it was good it could have been better if it were longer and I wish it had been longer because I really like it.
Petra Grayson
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Meredith is the new CFO at a company when she discovers some discrepancies right near Christmas. The money is needed pretty much immediately so she screws up her courage to face the CEO and figure out the issues. He's very invested with this Christmas money so he insists she work in his office with him to figure out what's going on. One thing leads to another and she goes to a corporate fundraiser-type function with him.

These two are both generally settled, competent, and emotionally healthy.
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Meredith Klaus grew up in three different foster homes as child after the death of her parents. An awkward teenage, Meredith was called Klutzy Klaus all the way through high school. She was emotional abused and talked down to throughout her whole life. Getting a job at a top notch company is a boost to her self esteem. That potentially comes crashing down though, because as chief financial officer, it her responsibility to alert her boss of the missing money from her financial report.

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Audra North is a contemporary romance author of more than twenty romances, including the Stanton Family series from Entangled Publishing, the Hard Driving series from St. Martins Press, and the Pushing the Boundaries series from Samhain Publishing. She is the owner and publisher of Pink Kayak Press, which focuses on the publication of diverse romance works. Winter Rain, a Pink Kayak Press ...more

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